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Historical Events Happened In July - 23

Monday, 24 November 2014

1959  On this day in history vP Richard Nixon begins visit on USSR  

1960  15th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls on July - 23.  

1961  Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open on this day in history.  

1961  On July - 23 esther Dale, actress (Birdie-Ma & Pa Kettle), dies after surgery at 75  

1964  Egyptian munition ship "Star of Alexandria" explodes at dockside in Bone, Algeria. 100 die, 160 injured, $20 million damage on this day in history.  

1964  On this day in history jan PML de Vries, Dutch germanist/folklorist, dies at 74  

1965  Beatles "Help" is released in the UK on this day in history.  

1966  On this day in history cavern Club in Liverpool reopens  

1966  On this day in history napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!"  

1966  On this day in history donald Novis, singer/actor (Pajama Game), dies at 60  

1967  On July - 23 43 killed in racial rebellion in Detroit (2,000 injured, 442 fires)  

1967  On this day in history pirate Radio Swinging Scotland closes down for financial reasons  

1967  Race riots claiming 43 erupts in Detroit on July - 23.  

1968  Fred Blasie wins 5th wrestling world championship belt on this day in history.  

1968  PLO's first hijacking of an El Al plane on this day in history.  

1968  On July - 23 race riot in Cleveland, 11 including 3 cops killed  

1968  Don Lillis, NFL president (NY Jets) on July - 23.  

1969  Deli Floyd, writer, dies on this day in history.  

1971  Van Heflin, actor (Great Adventure), dies at 60 on July - 23.  

1972  Eddy Merckx (Belgium) wins his 4th consecutive Tour de France on this day in history.  

1972  The first Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS) is launched on July - 23.  

1973  On this day in history ozark AL plane knocked out of the air by lightning, St Louis-36 die  

1973  On this day in history eddie Rickenbacker, WW I fighter pilot, dies at 82  

1974  Greek military dictatorship collapses on this day in history.  

1974  Mary Forbes, actress (Nun-Les Miserables, Ivy), dies at 90 on this day in history.  

1976  Wings release "Let 'em In" on July - 23.  

1976  Wilhelmina Von Bremen, 4X100 relay sprinter (Oly-gold-32), dies at 64 on July - 23.  

1977  Washington jury convicts 12 Hanafi Moslems on hostage charges on July - 23.  

1977  On July - 23 rené de Vos, Dutch actor/composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven), dies at 79  

1978  Israeli cabinet rejects Sadat's call for return of 2 Sinai areas on July - 23.  

1979  On July - 23 e Bowell discovers asteroid #2736 Ops  

1979  Keith Godchaux, rocker (Grateful Dead), dies in a car accident at 31 on this day in history.  

1980  On this day in history billy Carter admits to being paid by Libya  

1980  On this day in history river of No Return Wilderness Area designated by Jimmy Carter  

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Famous Birthdays In July - 23

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0645  Yazid I, Sixth caliph of Islam (d. 683) was born on this day in history.  

1301  Duke Otto of Austria (d. 1339) was born on July - 23.  

1339  Louis I, Duke of Anjou/King of Naples (Battle at Poitiers) was born on July - 23.  

1401  On this day in history birth of francesco Sfoza, soldier  

1503  Anna Jagello, Queen of the Romans (d. 1547) was born on July - 23.  

1659  Antonius Schultingh, [Schultingius], Dutch lawyer was born on this day in history.  

1705  Francis Blomefield, English topographer (d. 1752) was born on this day in history.  

1734  Antonio Maria Gasparo Sacchini, opera composer [or Jun 14 1730] was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In July - 23

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0945  On this day in history richarius, bishop of Luik (922-45), dies  

1227  Death of Qiu Chuji, Chinese Taoist (b. 1148) on July - 23.  

1373  On July - 23 birgitta van Sweden, Swedish saint, dies  

1403  On this day in history death of henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], killed in battle at 39  

1531  On this day in history death of louis de Brézé, seigneur d'Anet, Marshal of Normandy and husband of Diane de Poitiers  

1568  Don Carlos, son of Spanish king Philip II, dies at about 23 on this day in history.  

1581  Georges Lalaing, viceroy of Friesland, dies on July - 23.  

1584  Death of John Day, English printer (b. 1522) on July - 23.